Lisa and Trip Ludwig were the hosts of a private dinner to benefit the New Orleans Women’s Shelter on Nov. 10 at their home in Metairie.

Co-hosts included Barbara and Andrew Rosenberg, Donna and Michael Riess and NOWS board member Debbie Riess. NOWS leaders arranged for Chef Susan Spicer, of Bayona and Mondo restaurants, and Chef Ed Brown, of the Lincoln Center Kitchen and Sea Grill, both in New York City, to feed the guests.

Guests included Lisa and Cary Amann, Ann and Robert Boh, Mary and Miles Clements, Lenny Davis and Sharon Jacobs, Diane and Alan Franco, Holley and Shane Guidry, Ann and Steve Harris, Colleen and Allen Kirkley, Coya and Frank Levy, Mary and Robert Lupo, Greer and Caroline Monteleone, Julie and Bob Murphy, Sheila Sanderford, Melanee and Steve Usdin, Ellie and Bruce Wainer, Katy Weil and Kathy and Robert Zetzmann.

For information about NOWS, visit or call (504) 962-6697.

NOWS has served nearly 700 women and children since its inception. It provides not only shelter and food, but works with residents to address individual and family needs, equipping them with the tools they need to transition into independent living.